Work begins on new Ballincollig homes on the circus field site

Work begins on new Ballincollig homes on the circus field site
The apartment block that will form part of the housing development by Respond on Ballincollig's circus field site.

The development is on the circus field site on the western side of the Cork suburb opposite the White Horse Bar.

Once complete the site will be made up of 2 one-bed homes, 27 two-bed homes and 15 three-bed homes. The development is funded through the Department of Housing and the Housing Finance Agency. 

It was originally proposed for 45 units but 44 units were granted in the end as the council requested a storey be removed from the units to the east and a storey added to the apartment Block A and the reconfiguration resulted in the loss of one unit.

The circus field site in Ballincollig that is being redeveloped for housing by Respond.
The circus field site in Ballincollig that is being redeveloped for housing by Respond.

Butler O’Neill Total Planning Solutions were the planners for the project.

A spokesperson for Respond said work began last week to clear the site and the homes will be completed in the first quarter of 2021.

It is the latest in a number of housing developments for Ballincollig.

Plans have been submitted for 40 new homes on the former ESB depot site at the corner of the Link Road and the town’s Main Street at Ballincollig's eastern end.

It is to be redeveloped into a mixed apartment, duplex, and townhouse development.

Local development company Boar’s Head Limited has lodged the plans with Cork City Council.

The application calls for existing structures on the 510sq m site to be demolished for the construction of 40 units, made up of nine one-bed apartments, eight two-bed apartments, four two-bed duplex units, six three-bed townhouses, and 13 three-bed duplexes.

There will be 46 car parking spaces and 39 bicycle parking spaces.

Last week, planning permission was refused for a 61-house extension to an estate in Ballincollig because the site lies within a protected route for the future Northern Ring Road.

An application for new homes at Carriganarra by Murnane & O’Shea was rejected by An Bord Pleanála after initially being granted permission under two separate applications by Cork County Council. The proposal would have been an extension to the residential development Heathfield.

However, the site lies within a designated route protection corridor for the future Northern Ring Road and the associated interchanges have yet to be finalised.

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